BREMEN – To mark World Water Day, the Bremen Cotton Exchange has taken aim at reports on the water consumption of cotton, saying that information which is spread in the media has “been in circulation for years and is desperately in need of an update.”

It takes particular issue with the assertions that cotton is a thirsty plant, or that it takes between 10,000 and 17,000 litres of water to produce one kilogram of the natural fibre. “This is not true,” it simply states.

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